I really enjoyed meeting Ross and photographing him for the project. As a trained & professional dancer, I was keen to photograph Ross in some recognisable dance poses – hearing he studied ballet too I got him to dust off the shoes and dance tights for the shoot! My lack of technical terms came into play but Ross taught me a thing or two about dance positions.
I love his childhood photo too – almost looks like he wanted to be a dancer from an early age with that arm extension!
Pete, from York, saw the project on Twitter and we talked about a photo. I knew of his love for yoga and thought it would make for a great photo – it did! After some stretching and different yoga positions, it turned out to be a simple but effective pose for the final portrait.
Most of the other portraits are from the waist up, so adding a full body in to the mix really helps give the project more diversity, aesthetically.